When the sun disappears youll catch a rare slice of Florida history as the eight-foot, beehive-shaped beacon grinds to life. The heavy machinery turns a first-class Fresnel lens, a beautiful work of industrial art purchased from France in the eighteen fifties. The beam it sends out can be seen for more than twenty miles and the red brick that holds it up was stuck together during the Third Seminole War. Culture and romance? Yes, but only with a reservation, so call 561.747.8380 ext. 110. Tickets cost $15.
Last Wednesday of every month, 2008